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Public Houses

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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30.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the total number of public houses in the United Kingdom of each of the six major brewing companies.

51.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the total number of public houses in the United Kingdom of each of the six major brewing companies.

63.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the total number of public houses in the United Kingdom of each of the six major brewing companies.

93.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the total number of public houses in the United Kingdom of each of the six major brewing companies.

At the end of 1988, according to the MMC, the figures were:

Number
Allied Breweries Limited6,678
Bass plc7,190
Courage Limited5,002
Grant Metropolitan plc6,419
Scottish and Newcastle Breweries plc2,287
Whitbread and Company plc6,483
Under the Supply of Beer Orders by November 1992 brewers owning more than 2,000 pubs must release from ties at least 50 per cent. of those in excess of 2,000. The Director General of Fair Trading will be monitoring progress towards this requirement.

66.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many representations he has received from (a) tenants of national brewers, (b) small independent brewers and (c) others since I May regarding the operation of the new system giving tenants greater freedom to buy products outside the tie; and if he will make a statement.

Since 1 May I have received three representations on behalf of tenants of national brewers, one letter on behalf of small independent brewers, and five letters from others, of which four were from or on behalf of a large brewer.